IPC - INSPECTION POLICY COMMITTEE

Terms of Reference

1.        Inspection Policy Committee reports to the Board of Directors (BoD) to which it provides summary executive reports and proposals.
2.        The IPC exercises its powers and carry out its duties with a sense of objective judgment and impartiality in the best interests of the ETICS, ENEC and CCA Signatories.
3.          The IPC supervises and handles matters such as, but not limited to:
a)           expansion of the acceptance of CIG factory inspection procedures and CIG factory Inspections reports in Europe and worldwide.
b)          the development of ETICS inspection services for Europe and worldwide as stand-alone services / schemes.
The development may be open to European organizations that are not members of ETICS and non-European organizations and will not be limited to the electrotechnical sector but applicable to other sectors according to market needs.
c)           the development of a harmonized scheme covering the mutual entrustment of inspections among ETICS members, which can be used by the CBs as evidence with the Accreditation Bodies regarding the rules and procedures related to the inspections;
d)          provide lecturers on workshops and seminars to promote the value of third party Factory Surveillance as a stand-alone service or as part of the relevant ENEC and/or CCA Schemes. 
4.        The IPC is responsible for:
a)            Providing specialist advice as requested by the BoD on all aspects of Factory Inspection practices within CENELEC.
b)            Drafting, modification and revision of any operational document that gives indications, procedures or instructions used by the European Certification Schemes for:
                                   i.        Factory Inspections and Inspections Reports.
                                 ii.        Product Verification Tests or any other procedure which may be deemed necessary to ensure that the manufacturer routinely checks in his premises that the product is manufactured according to the standard to which it has been certified.
                                iii.        The procedures used by a Certification Body to select samples of products, taken from a retail outlet or consumer or from a manufacturer’s end of production line, for testing in its own laboratories to confirm that the product is manufactured according to the standard to which it has been certified.
c)             Running the "Operational Staff Meeting for Factory Inspection Procedures" (OSM-FIP) under the new organisation structure. 
5.        The IPC can establish Task Forces and WGs.

Mr Thomas BILZ
Chairman
VDE Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut
Offenbach GERMANY
 

Mrs Ulla-Pia JOHANSSON NILSSON
Secretary
Intertek Semko AB
Kista SWEDEN
 


Members
   
Mr Giorgio BELUSSI

IMQ S.p.A.
Milano ITALY 
 
Mr Armando LOPES

CERTIF
Almada PORTUGAL
 
Mr Christian MAES

SGS Belgium N.V.
Division SGS CEBEC
 
Mr Johnny JENSEN

UL International Demko A/S
Ballerup DENMARK
 
Mr Massimiliano TRIULZI

DEKRA
Arnhem THE NETHERLANDS
 
Mr Reidar SYVERSEN

Nemko AS
Oslo NORWAY